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allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republican for which it stands one nation under god, we'll see you monday. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer is "viewpoint." after a show start thursday president obama closed the democratic convention with some soaring rhetoric in the promise of a rising middle class economy. >> obama: if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules then i need you to vote this november. [applause] >> eot: you again as the president spoke he may have already known that the august's jobs report would flatten his bump coming out of the convention and weaken his chances for re-election this fall. while most economists expected 125,000 new jobs last month, the labor department reported just 96,000 new private sec
. and there is a reason for it. there is a growing but shadowy anti-muslim network in the united states and in europe that actively promoting the fear of muslims in our society. they're good at it. they make a lot of money at it. it contributes to the way that, unfortunately, many americans view muslims. >> eliot: do you feel that this concerted effort -- i'll take as a premise of this question even though you would have to prove the point to me, if this group exists, is it fundamentally different than other groups that existed opinions about catholics or jews or any other religious group that was new to the united states or that from which people felt a threat in some form? >> certainly, you know, we've sign this type of fearmongerring before. we saw it with catholics. we saw it with jews. we saw it with communists even. the reason that people are making the claim that michele bachmann's anti-muslim witch-hunt in congress harks back to the day of joseph mccarthy because we've experienced the bouts of hate before. the r
that comment to take a jab at a florida rally. >> romney: the president of the united states said he can't change washington from the inside. isn't that amazing. no wonder why he has had such a hard time over the years. >> eliot: perhaps romney forgot he made an identical comment in 2008. >> i don't think you change washington from the inside. i think you change it from the outside. >> eliot: david axelrod put it best on the "today" show. >> the fact that romney picked up on it and attacked him on it shows he's cascading from one attack to another. >> eliot: the attacks are falling flat, listen to the response that paul ryan got from the aarp conference when he attacked the affordable care act act. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama-care. [ booing ] >> because it represents the worse of both worlds. i had a feeling there would be mixed reaction, so let me get into it. it weakens care for today's seniors and puts risk for the next generation. >> eliot: he brought his retired mother with him. don't do that to your mom. next time leave her at home rather than subje
. >> eliot: coming up, reading between the lines of the united states constitution. but first late last night the nfl and the nfl referees association finally reached a settlement. so let's take a moment to look back fondly on the era of the nfl replacement ref. when it doesn't fit anywhere else we put it in the viewfinder. >> after four months of being off the field the referee's union has reached a tentative deal with the nfl -- with the nfl body. >> the replacement refs are proving to be a disaster. >> two families both alike in dignity. one, the referee, the other, the league of national football is locked in dispute ages old. [ speaking foreign language ] >> famously bad call on monday night football that people are still talking about. [ speaking foreign language ] >> we need to get rid of these temporary refs just like we need to replace the obama administration. >> this guy knows how to pivot. we went from refs to president obama. >> that's what we were saying this morning. look, that was an interception. an
. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> eliot: obama's words displayed a not so thinly veiled threat they did not clearly define a point of no return. beyond which diplomacy was no longer an option. this is something that prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been pushing the administration to establish. he took his case to the u.n. floor today quite literally. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing in uranium to make a nuclear weapon. >> eliot: joining us now is joe cirincione president of the ploughshares fund, a member of secretary of state hillary clinton's international security advisory board. thanks for coming in tonight. >> my pleasure. >> eliot: i've never seen somebody use charts like that at the u.n. but explain to us what he was saying and what those different thresholds
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